Request for letters or forms to be completed by GP's
If you require a letter from your GP, (for example for your employer, housing office, or Gym) in relation to your health, there will normally be a standard fee of £16.50 as this does not form part of regular NHS work.
As you are aware demand for appointments is very high and our priority must be to see ill patients first.
Requests for the completion of forms or letters is an administrative task and will be completed by the doctors after they have seen their patients and finished all their clinical work.
Please hand forms or requests for letters into reception.
We will try to complete these within 2 weeks but sometimes this may not be possible.
Patients asking GP's to complete forms for things like parachute jumps or taking part in TV shows need to be aware of the following information.
We take in each request on a case by case basis & your GP will need to view the form & your medical records before agreeing to complete it. They will have to consider how the form is worded & if they able to answer all of the questions.
Each form presented to your GP must be accompanied by an attachment which will include guidance notes for the GP. (Please ensure these are brought in with the form as your GP will not be able to complete it without them).
As this is not part of regular NHS work there is a minimum charge of £16.50 (or more if the form is complex) for each form completed.
Please ensure you have completed all your sections of the paperwork & signed the declaration prior to handing the form in to reception.
This information does not apply to life insurance reports or forms for DWP